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Living a College Town Lifestyle in Grove City, Pennsylvania

Grove City is a quiet and quaint college town in northwestern Pennsylvania. Grove City College is a Christian private liberal arts school. Although this is a very rural area, it is located near the intersection of I 80 and I 79, so easy transportation is available to Erie (north) or Pittsburgh (50 miles south). Grove City is nearing the completion of a revitalization of the downtown district to improve economic development. The population in 2000 was just over 2,000 people.

Where to Retire in Grove City and Home Prices

There is at least 1 active adult community in the area (see link at top left).

The median home value in Grove City was $199,256 in late 2022, according to Zillow.

What Is Special about Grove City

Living in a college town in rural western Pennsylvania. It provides the small college town life that interests so many people.

What Is Not Special about Grove City

It's a small town in a remote area of Pennsylvania.

Climate and Physical Environment

Grove City is located near the intersections of I 79 and I 80 in northwestern PA - about halfway between Erie and Pittsburgh. The average July high temperature is 82 and the average January low is 14. The wettest month is June (5").

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Grove City College is the center of cultural life in town.


Crime is about a third of the national average.

Medical Facilities

Grove City Medical Center serves the area.


A regional airport is 23 miles away in Franklin; the nearest large airport is 60 miles away in Pittsburgh.

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